My brother-in-law and I will soon be undertaking the upkeep of a 60g aquarium. We don't actually have it yet (picking it up, free, this afternoon), but I'm starting the look for stocking ideas, now. Obviously, we'll have the tank cycled before we put anything (other than possibly some Zebra Danios to quicken the cycle) in it. I've got another community tank, a 29g, and I'm looking for something a little different.
I'm thinking maybe a semi-aggressive community? Personally, I'd really like to keep a Jack Dempsey, or an Oscar (or both? not really sure that 60g would be adequate for one of each, anyway), but choosing such large aggressive fish just narrows down the possible tankmates so much, I'm not sure that me and the bro-in-law would both be happy with that. So, semi-aggressive community it is. Any suggestions? One thing I've been thinking about is perhaps an African or S.A. Cichlid 'biotope' type aquarium. What do you guys think? The end result will still be months away, so there's no real rush, as of yet, so I'm open to any and all suggestions. I'd just like something a little different than the basic 'school of tetras/livebearers with a large centerpiece fish and a catfish.'
So... have at it!